Sean Strickland is slightly favored against Jared Cannonier at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on Saturday, December 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is one of 14 fights on ESPN+. Cannonier is 15-6 in his career, while Strickland is 25-4 in his career. There are a total of 14 fights, all on ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland. Let’s look at the bout between Holland and Thompson and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, December 17 with 14 fights, all on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland Betting
Jared Cannonier (15-6, 8-6 UFC)
Cannonier came into the UFC with a record of 7-0 and he has eight wins and six losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has four wins and two losses. He defeated Anderson Silva by TKO, Jack Hermansson by TKO, Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision, and Derek Brunson by KO; while losing to Robert Whittaker by unanimous decision and Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision. Cannonier has been a pro since 2011 and he has 10 wins by TKO/KO and two by submission. He has seven first round finishes.
Sean Strickland (25-4, 12-4 UFC)
Strickland came into the UFC with a record of 13-0 and he has 12 wins and four losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has five wins and one loss. He defeated Jack Marshman by unanimous decision, Brendan Allen by TKO, Krzysztof Jotko by unanimous decision, Uriah Hall by unanimous decision, and Jack Hermansson by split decision; while losing to Alex Pereira by KO. Strickland has been a pro since 2008 and he has 10 wins by TKO/KO and four by submission. He has nine first round finishes.
Chris Curtis said this to bjpenn.com about the upcoming matchup between Cannonier and Strickland, “I think Sean has a lot of ways to win this fight, I think he has more ways to win than Jared does. But, Jared also hits like a freaking tank so it’s a matter of Sean being smart and being patient. It goes back to what I said earlier about fighting to fight or fighting to win. If Sean fights to win this fight, I think he can win pretty easily. If he fights this fight to fight, well now we are talking about some danger because if Jared touches you he can hurt you. So, he should do well in this if he fights with his head and not his pride. We will see. I think he’s looking to get back on track and go out there and be smart. He will be Sean but will be smart about it.”
Strikes landed per minute: Cannonier 3.73 /Strickland 5.54
Striking Accuracy: Cannonier 51% /Strickland 40%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Cannonier 3.50/Strickland 4.01
Defense: Cannonier 61% /Strickland 65%
Takedown average: Cannonier 0.19 /Strickland 1.14
Takedown Accuracy: Cannonier 25% /Strickland 61%
Takedowns defended: Cannonier 65% /Strickland 85%
Submission average: Cannonier 0.0 /Strickland 0.3
These two fighters are coming off losses so this is a big fight for both Cannonier and Strickland. It was ugly last time out for Strickland who was dominated by Alex Pereira, while Cannonier lost to Israel Adesanya but he held his own and went the distance against the champ. The question in this fight is whether or not Strickland can keep Cannonier on the outside. When I look at the odds I am definitely surprised, as I thought Cannonier would be listed as a solid favorite. I can’t pass on him at the price of a pick. I am also surprised at the rounds and the prop on the fight to go the distance. Both of these fighters have a lot of power and it would be a surprise to see this fight go to a decision, so I will take the fight not to go to a decision at even money.
|DATE ||FIGHTERS ||MONEY LINE |
|12/17 ||Sean Strickland ||-115 |
|Jared Cannonier ||-115 |
|12/17 ||Damir Ismagulov ||+158 |
|Arman Tsarukyan ||-200 |
|12/17 ||Alessandro Costa ||+334 |
|Amir Albazi ||-470 |
|12/17 ||Alex Caceres ||+135 |
|Julian Erosa ||-170 |
|12/17 ||Bobby Green ||+127 |
|Drew Dober ||-160 |
|12/17 ||Cheyanne Vlismas ||-200 |
|Cory McKenna ||+158 |
|12/17 ||Matt Semelsberger ||+211 |
|Jake Matthews ||-275 |
|12/17 ||Deron Winn ||+135 |
|Julian Marquez ||-170 |
|12/17 ||Saidyokub Kakhramonov ||-115 |
|Said Nurmagomedov ||-115 |
|12/17 ||Rafa Garcia ||-135 |
|Maheshate ||+105 |
|12/17 ||David Dvorak ||+194 |
|Manel Kape ||-250 |
|12/17 ||Journey Newson ||+218 |
|Sergey Morozov ||-285 |
|12/17 ||Cody Brundage ||+214 |
|Michal Oleksiejczuk ||-280 |
|12/17 ||Rinat Fakhretdinov ||-150 |
|Bryan Battle ||+120 |
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